A while ago I wrote Autistics Can’t a project to test the curses spoken over us to see if there were any truth to them. A lot has changed since then. Here is my updated list including where I am at with each entry.
This time I will give the entries a rating depending on the amount of truth in them.
Just got my Restricted Licence two days ago. I can now legally drive with my husband as a passenger, even while he doesn’t have a license. This has suddenly flung open the doors for opportunities I have been starved of.
For me this was a matter of whether or not I can ‘handle’ things. The only way I can correctly deal with this is to actually test to confirm one way or another, then I move forward with that info. Usually the only way I can do this is by not telling anyone.
Not testing is just a waste of life to me.
I just drove to the mall by myself yesterday. I know many other autistics who have their learners or restricted. I know many who have no license at all. Why is the driving process so slow for autistics? Is it actually related to autism itself? I give this entry a rating of Whopping Porkies.
Get a Job/Get Paid
I have worked just for experience. Never been paid a cent for a regular day job. Though I know a number of autistics who are hopping in and out of jobs to grab pay, waiting to be replied to, getting fired for no reason, chasing the next part-time/contract, in and out of low pay menial jobs because no-one else will hire them.
I haven’t truly tested this one yet. I give this a rating of Untested.
My husband and I just recently visited Christchurch for a week. We crashed at his dads house and went in and out of town on the bus by ourselves. We got on the plane by ourselves. We packed our own luggage.
Before that we spent 5 days in Queenstown for our honeymoon. That’s catching multiple planes on our own. Finding where to get picked up from the airport on our own. Staying at the holiday home on our own. Walking to town on our own. Do you get the picture yet? It is because of this honeymoon that my husband got into his head that he doesn’t want anymore live in carers. I say, lets not do anything too fast. But all this is a fair indication of how well the two of us can travel. And we hope to travel more. When we have the money.
I give this a rating of Absolute Bullsh!t
Publish a book
Still writing it. I plan to actually chase down some agents overseas though.
Though I know of many autistics who have written books (and I’ve read them) I give this entry a rating of Untested.
Own a home
I married into owning a house. Does that count?
I give this a rating of I’m Irrelevant.
Oh piss off. Don’t tell me you got this far through the list and don’t know my rating for this one.
If you want to know how valid ‘Autistics Can’t Get Married’ is ask my husband.
I give this a rating of Piss off, Lying POS
I give this a well tested rating of Shut Your Lying Gob
Other optional entries Just Coz:
- Get a tattoo
- Go to the Armageddon expo
- Have work in the Art Expo, Nelson
- Create something for the Arts Festival
- Visit New Orleans
- Visit England and Scotland
- Have a real art studio
- Attend a Sweet Adelines International Convention
- Get my ears pierced again
- Run a buisness
- Dye my hair purple
Past Well Tested Acheivments
If you have tried this yourself please leave a comment!